Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - But did you know that it’s actually your distant or former contacts who will be the most helpful to you? Or that many of our best efforts at meeting new people simply serve up the same old opportunities we already have?      In this  startling new look at the art and science of networking, business school professor David Burkus digs deep to find the unexpected secrets that reveal the best ways to grow your career.

What if all the advice we’ve heard about networking is wrong?   what if the best way to grow your network isn’t by introducing yourself to  strangers at cocktail parties, or signing up for the latest online tool, handing out business cards, but by developing a better understanding of the existing network that’s already around you?      We know that it’s essential to reach out and build a network.

Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career #ad - Learn how to make use of the hidden networks you already have. Based on entertaining case studies and scientific research, this practical and revelatory guide shares what the best networkers really do. Forget the outdated advice you’ve already heard.  .

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Brand You: Turn Your Unique Talents into a Winning Formula Financial Times Guides

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Pearson #ad - This book will show you how. In the modern workplace, clearly defined hierarchies are on the wane, few of us have ‘jobs for life’ and many of us have portfolio careers or are self-employed. In these self-reliant times, it’s essential to be remembered for the right reasons. Brand you helps you develop a powerful personal brand, values and purpose   become more visible in your market   make the most of your networks   Build your brand online using blogs, Facebook and Twitter   Attract people who want what you do in the way that you do it This new, extended edition is the definitive guide to personal branding and is packed with new material on social media, charisma and discovering your mission, LinkedIn, and shows you how to:  Discover your talents, both on- and offline, as well as new exercises and examples.

Highly recommended. Gemma greaves, Marketing Director, The Marketing Society. A must-read for everyone, from trainees to board members. Sanjay shah, chief Financial Officer, The London Clinic.  . It is supported by valuable extra tools. To succeed in today's fast-paced environment, you have to know yourself and be able to communicate your brand to the outside world.

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Be Your Own Brand: Achieve More of What You Want by Being More of Who You Are

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - Aircraft Group. Rebet, west europe, president, otto bock healthCare GmbH“From this book you’ll experience deep introspection and discover your own brand which will surely ignite personal and professional growth. Heather backstrom, Moog, Employee Development Manager, Inc. New edition, revised and updatedin this second edition of their classic book on personal brand David McNally and Karl Speak show that developing a personal brand is not about constructing a contrived image.

The hallmark insight of this new edition is that the best way to establish a strong and memorable brand is to make a positive difference in the lives of others through making lasting impressions that build trusting relationships. Mcnally and speak take you through the process of identifying the key components of your brand, conveying that brand to the world, checking how closely your brand aligns with important relationships in your life—particularly your employer—and assessing your progress along the way.

Be your own brand is a powerful and practical guide for building deep and meaningful relationships. Perry cantarutti, europe, africa, delta air lines“be your Own Brand, Middle East, when applied within a business organization, Senior Vice President, has the power to accelerate the pace of organizational brand development tremendously.

Be Your Own Brand: Achieve More of What You Want by Being More of Who You Are #ad - Taras K. This thoroughly revised and updated edition features new material on how to use social media to build a powerful personal brand and case studies of individuals whose personal brands have changed the world. Squarely delivers where other books have left off by creating a genuine self-understanding and a strong picture of the person you are and want to become to create real sustainable personal change.

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Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

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Workman Publishing Company #ad - Show your work! is about why generosity trumps genius. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking. It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you.

Filled with illustrations, brave, generous, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, stories, quotes, productive. In chapters such as you don’t have to be a genius; share something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity— what he calls the “ecology of talent.

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered #ad - From broader life lessons about work you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it to the etiquette of sharing—and the dangers of oversharing—to the practicalities of Internet life build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due, it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.

In his new york times bestseller steal like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers.

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Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships that Matter

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Da Capo Lifelong Books #ad - Full of helpful advice on how to communicate with anyone about anything, Google-proof your reputation, and much more, Superconnector is a must-read for those seeking personal and business success. Gerber and paugh also explore winning strategies such as The Art of Selectivity, a well-honed ability to define which relationships matter most for you and decide how you will maintain them over time.

Seriously, stop doing it. Abandon the networking-for-networking's-sake mentality in favor of a more powerful and effective approach to creating and enhancing connections. Stop networking. Superconnectors understand the power of relationship-building, problem-solve by connecting the dots at high levels, and purposefully cause different worlds and communities to interact with the intention of creating mutual value.

How can you become a superconnector? gerber and Paugh share instructive anecdotes from a who's who roster of high achievers, revealing how to systematically manage a professional community and maximize its value. Now. It is time to ditch the old networking-for networking's-sake mentality in favor of a more powerful and effective approach to creating and enhancing connections.

Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships that Matter #ad - In superconnector, scott gerber and ryan paugh reveal a new category of professionals born out of the social media era: highly valuable community-builders who make things happen through their keen understanding and utilization of social capital. Of utmost importance is practicing habitual Generosity, acting on the knowledge that your greatest returns come when you least expect them, and that by putting others' needs first the good karma will flow back to you tenfold.

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The Motivation Trap: Leadership Strategies to Achieve Sustained Success

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Greenleaf Book Group Press #ad - With the wisdom he provides in The Motivation Trap, themselves, Hittler helps leaders produce great results for their team members, and their organizations. He walks readers through additional tools and suggests how and when to use them to create high-achieving teams who find enjoyment in their work and are ready to take initiative and work more autonomously.

Move away from the motivation mindsetCEOs and team leaders from Fortune 500 companies and venture-backed start-ups often complain that they have trouble keeping their teams motivated. His simple, easy-to-use tools will bring team members together so they can accomplish highly leveraged success. He unwraps the energetic underpinnings of motivation, explains why it holds big limitations, and points out where and when to employ it as an effective tool in coaching management teams.

The Motivation Trap: Leadership Strategies to Achieve Sustained Success #ad - But what if it’s actually not the job of the leaders to motivate their teams? what if team members were responsible for motivating themselves and for bringing their own professional, helpful, positive, teams, best selves to work each day? What might change in companies if teams lived up to this expectation?In The Motivation Trap, John Hittler draws on the wisdom he has acquired from years of coaching individuals, and organizations and proposes a more effective way to lead.

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Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections

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IdeaPress #ad - Born out of author derek coburn’s frustration with having spent thousands of fruitless hours attending traditional networking events, effective, this book offers fresh, unconventional strategies for growing and nurturing a powerful network. For successful 21st century business people, large networking events and the mountains of business cards they produce have become a waste of time and valuable resources.

Perfect strangers, after a long day at the office, agree to show up and bump into each other, randomly exchanging business pitches for business cards. Needless to say, traditional networking isn’t working anymore. Over the last few decades, networking has devolved into an endless series of cattle call events full of open bars and closed fists.

Networking Is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections #ad - It's time for a new, modern approach to networking. These strategies grew coburn’s revenue by 300% in just 18 months and can have a major impact on your business. You will learn how to:- become the ultimate connector- become the ultimate resource - Identify and develop relationships with world-class professionals- Enhance the value you deliver for your best clients- Position yourself for more quality introductions to ideal prospective clientsOnce you implement the networking strategies in this book, the quality of your clients, your business, and your life will improve dramatically.

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Power: Why Some People Have It-and Others Don't

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - The leading thinker on the topic of power, Pfeffer here distills his wisdom into an indispensable guide. Jim collins, author of new york times bestselling author Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall Some people have it, and others don’t—Jeffrey Pfeffer explores why in Power. Pfeffer blends academic rigor and practical genius into wonderfully readable text.

. One of the greatest minds in management theory and author or co-author of thirteen books, including the seminal business school text Managing With Power, Pfeffer shows readers how to succeed and wield power in the real world.

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Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual

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Mariner Books #ad - Pink, best-selling author of drive and to sell Is Human ​ “If you are going to read one book on being a better manager in the next year, start here. Makes a provocative case that you should put customers second, close open offices, and ditch performance appraisals. Adam grant, best-selling author of Originals “Under New Management is a lively, provocative must-read.

Whitney johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself. Burkus investigates behind their office doors to show how these companies are reevaluating and reinventing the most basic management principles, like hiring, and even office floor plan, firing, vacation policy, and enhancing their business’s success as a result.

Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual #ad - Even better, Burkus shows how you can do it, too. Daniel H. Is your company ready for a radical departure from twentieth-century management standards? David Burkus has collected the stories of dozens of companies that are standing the old rules on their heads. Why accepted management practices don’t work—and how innovative companies are changing the rules   Should your employees know each other’s salaries? Is your vacation policy harming productivity? Does your hiring process undermine your team? David Burkus argues that the traditional management playbook is full of outdated, and he reveals how the alternative management revolution has already started at companies like Netflix, counterproductive practices, Zappos, Google, and others.

David burkus has assembled the most practical research and provocative ideas into an incredibly quick read. Tom rath, best-selling author of StrengthsFinder 2. 0

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The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

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Jossey-Bass #ad - Based on the latest research into how creative individuals and firms succeed, David Burkus highlights the mistaken ideas that hold us back and shows us how anyone can embrace a practical approach, projects, to finding the best new ideas, processes, grounded in reality, and programs. Answers questions such as: what causes us to be creative in one moment and void in the next? what makes someone more or less creative than his or her peers? Where do our flashes of creative insight come from, founder of popular leadership blog LDRLB For anyone who struggles with creativity, and how can we generate more of them? Debunks 10 common myths, or who makes excuses for delaying the work of innovation, including: the Eureka Myth; the Lone Creator Myth; the Incentive Myth; and The Brainstorming Myth Written by David Burkus, The Myths of Creativity will help you overcome your obstacles to finding new ideas.

But when our jobs challenge us to be creative on demand, we must develop novel, useful ideas that will keep our organizations competitive. How to get past the most common myths about creativity to design truly innovative strategies We tend to think of creativity in terms reminiscent of the ancient muses: divinely-inspired, unpredictable, and bestowed upon a lucky few.

The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas #ad - . The myths of Creativity demystifies the processes that drive innovation.

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Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert's Guide to Making Connections That Count

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Gallery Books #ad - Some people relish the opportunity to boldly work the room, introduce themselves to strangers, and find common career ground—but for many others, the experience is awkward, or even terrifying. Learn to nurture a vibrant circle of reliable contacts without leaving your comfort zone. Networking has garnered a reputation as a sort of necessary evil.

But karen wickre is a self-described introvert who has worked in Silicon Valley for thirty years. The common networking advice for introverts are variations on the theme of overcoming or “fixing” their quiet tendencies. For introverts who panic at the idea of networking, Wickre’s book is a deep, calming breath.

Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert's Guide to Making Connections That Count #ad - Sophia dembling, wall street journal, editorial director of twitter, self-described introvert, author of The Introvert’s Way Former Google executive, and “the best-connected Silicon Valley figure you’ve never heard of” Walt Mossberg, offers networking advice for anyone who has ever canceled a coffee date due to social anxiety.

Karen’s “embrace your quiet side” approach is for anyone who finds themselves shying away from traditional networking activities, or for those who would rather be curled up with a good book on a Friday night than out at a party. With compelling arguments and creative strategies, easy-to-use” Sree Sreenivasan, this “practical, former chief digital officer of Columbia University book is a perfect guide.

She shows you how to embrace your quiet nature and “make genuine connections that last, that we can nurture across the world for all kinds of purposes” Chris Anderson, head of TED.

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